Two workshops took place recently at Machon Chana, a Jewish women’s institute for the study of Judaism located in Crown Heights. Though the topics and presenters were diverse, they were both of great import.
Mrs. Tzivia Jacobson, a dynamic and insightful teacher, spoke about how the Rebbe has empowered every person. Through stories, personal examples and deep Chassidic concepts, she conveyed to the students the responsibility that each one of us have in bringing Moshiach in reality.
A separate event was a workshop led by Mrs. Leah Bleiberg of Shalom Task Force. The presentation included thought-provoking questions, a short video, and guidance about “red-flags” that could signal an abusive or controlling relationship.
Rabbi Shloma Majeski, principal of Machon Chana, explained, “Machon Chana offers a core curriculum taught through text-based study, skills classes, lectures and chevrusa-style learning. Special guest speakers and workshops expand our curriculum and enhance the learning experience of our students.”
Machon Chana’s student body this year –40 strong and still growing – hails from across the United States including Florida, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts and New Jersey. International students are from Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, France, Moldova, Spain, Australia, Sweden and South Africa.
Classes are in session daily from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at 391 Kingston Avenue. From 3:00-5:00 pm a one-on-one chavrusa program takes place. For more info about full or part-time learning at Machon Chana, including summer learning opportunities, email [email protected] or call (347) 770-4550.